Category Archives: Child Abuse Issues

A Unique Incest Trial

Carolyn’s Online Magazine (#COMe) UNIQUENESS AT AN INCEST TRIAL April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month I was superficially involved in a child sexual abuse trial many years ago—basically as a support person. Several of the day’s events made this an … Continue reading

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How a Child Molester Divides a Community

Carolyn’s Online Magazine (#COMe) HOW A CHILD MOLESTER CAN DIVIDE A COMMUNITY: ITS THREE-PRONGED EFFECT The allegations against Joshua Ryan Westfall of Jeanette (PA) were “concocted against him by some of the girls at the high school,” according to attorney … Continue reading

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Societal Losses Caused by Perpetrators of Child Abuse

Carolyn’s Online Magazine  (#COMe) SOCIETAL LOSSES CAUSED BY PERPETRATORS OF CHILD ABUSE April was first declared Child Abuse Prevention Month by a presidential proclamation in 1983. Since then, April has been a time to acknowledge the importance of families and … Continue reading

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A CTF Family Support Program in a Rural Setting

Carolyn’s Online Magazine LOOKING BACK AT A CHILDREN’S TRUST FUND GRANT:  A FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM  IN A RURAL SETTING I believe a person cannot rest on their laurels. What’s done in the past is done. Only what is done counts. … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor re Child Abuse/Criminal Clearances is Published

CAROLYN’S ONLINE MAGAZINE (#COMe) LETTER TO THE EDITOR ABOUT WAIVING FEES FOR CHILD ABUSE/CRIMINAL CLEARANCES IS PUBLISHED I’m pleased to announce that the Greensburg Tribune-Review published my letter-to-the-editor submission today. Below is the link to this letter, followed by links to … Continue reading

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PA Child Abuse & Police Clearance Fees for Volunteers Waived as of July 25, 2015

Carolyn’s Online Magazine PA CHILD ABUSE & POLICE CLEARANCES FEES FOR VOLUNTEERS TO BE WAIVED STARTING JULY 25, 2015 During April, National Child Abuse Prevention month, I posted an article discussing the issue of persons assuming organizations are safe if … Continue reading

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Why Are Child Abuse Clearances Misleading?

Carolyn’s Online Magazine (#COMe) WHY ARE CHILD ABUSE CLEARANCES MISLEADING? Police arrested (two) Plum High School teachers in February (2015) on charges of having sexual contact with students…An Allegheny County grand jury is investigating whether teachers at Plum High School … Continue reading

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